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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 24, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 11

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the commercial centers. He went
when the overhead wires did. Rather
than drop from his place among the
stars to telephones he turned his face
to the wide spaces, the song of the
wire-called west and north. He be
came the trail blazer of commerce,
and its guardian.
Fame occasionally finds out the
lineman. John Bell, who patched
wires in Dayton, 0., for years with
out attracting notice, showed the
world the heroic stuff: of, which line
men are made, when the waters over
flowed D'ayfon' last March.. By sheer
force of grit Lineman Bell kept open
the only wire that connected Dayton
with the outer world. For 36 hours
he stood shoulder deep injwater, prac
tically wifliout food or drink. He told
the storjifo'f Dayton's' distress to the
world, atfd not untilhelast word was
told andrtheJwatjSrsvr6ce3ing did he
give up hisjposfeorduty '
In the strenuous days in which we
are living, we do not take time to
cultivate friendship?
Would we feel it a privilege to help
nurse a sick child through a long
siege of fever because the mother is
our friend, or would we' salve our
conscience by saying that we know
nothing' about nursing?
The gentle sage of Concord said:
"The end of friendship is for aid and
comfort through all the passages of
life and death. It is fit for serene days
and graceful gifts, but also for rough
roads and hard fare, poverty and per
secution." Look about among your, acquaint
' ances and see if with any of them
you would be able to endure "rough
roads and hard fare, poverty and per
secution." If you can find dhe who means this
much to you, you are fortunate, in
deed. You not only have" a .friend,
but you have a mind broad enough to
encompass the real meaning of the
word friendship, and a soul big
enough to enjoy "serene days arid
graceful gifts," as well as staunch
enough to stand beside your friend,
shoulder to shoulder, when trouble
Because you have a friend to whom
you give of your best is no reason
why you should have ijothing to do
with his commerce with others. The
only thing that you can ask is that
he shall be honest with you.
Idah McGlone Gibson.
He may not even be honest with
others and still you can have noth
ing to say, although it may grieve
you to the heart. If he be true to
you, then friendship demands that
you helpto make him be to the world
what he is to you.
In tiorig this, you not only help
him, but you help"" yourself a thou
sandfold and you taste one of the
greatest blessings given to man
the joy of true friendship.
. P o . -
No lunch hour-in Cleveland, 0.,
May 1. .They're going to move the
hands of their clock ahead from 12
to 1, on that day, to' get more day-
light hours. j

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